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Requirements for Application

Following are the minimum requirements to apply to the College of Medicine:

  1. U.S. citizen or hold a permanent visa at the time of application.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or better.
  1. Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) average score of 492 or better.
  1. Letters of Recommendation: One letter from the Premedical Advisory Committee and one from a faculty member or three letters from faculty members.
  1. A letter grade of C or better is required in prerequisite courses. Pass/Fail grading, advanced placement, and CLEP courses are accepted if a higher course is taken for a grade.
  1. An application fee of $85.00 (non-refundable).
  1. Minimum of 90 college hours, to include verification of the following courses (to be completed by matriculation):

1 semester
1 semester
2 semesters
2 semesters
2 semesters
3 semesters
2 semesters

General Zoology/Biology with Laboratory
Genetics, Cellular Biology, or Molecular Biology (your choice)
General Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, or Humanities (any combination)

Pass/Fail grading, advanced placement and CLEP courses are accepted if a subsequent higher course is taken for a grade.

In addition, it is recommended applicants take the following courses:

1 semester
1 semester

A writing-intensive English course*

* A writing-intensive course should include instructional objectives and graded assignments that are designed to enhance college-level writing skills.

Requirements for Application to the M.D./Ph.D. Program

In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to the College of Medicine, M.D./Ph.D. applicants must also meet these requirements, which includes those of the Graduate College-Admissions: